Saturday, January 7, 2017

Rask, Bruins shutout Panthers 4-0


Boston Bruins @ Florida Panthers game recap video, on January 7, 2017.
Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask led the slow-starting Bruins tonight against the Florida Panthers and kept them in the game as the Bruins got timely goals and came away with a 4-0 win over the Panthers.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 11th goal of the season, a short-handed goal, giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead.

In the second period, Bruins David Backes scored his 10th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 2-0 lead. Later, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 12th goal of the season, a power-play goal, giving the Bruins a 3-0 lead.

In the third period, Bruins Riley Nash scored his 2nd goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 4-0 lead.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and stopped all 25 shots he faced, earning his 5th shutout of the season. Rask is now 20-9-0-3 with a 1.93 GAA and a .928 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game with a 61% faceoff percentage and shots 37-25. The Panthers led the game in hits 24-14 and blocked shots 14-13. The Bruins went 1-for-6 on the power-play while the Panthers went 0-for-3.

Patrice Bergeron led the Bruins with 7 shots. Frank Vatrano led the Bruins with 4 hits. Torey Krug led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots.

Anton Blidh, Joe Morrow and John-Michael Liles were scratched for the Bruins.

Goalie Zane McIntyre was recalled and goalie Anton Khudobin was assigned to Providence (AHL). Forward Noel Acciari was also assigned to Providence (AHL).

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 21-17-4 with 46 points this season and are in 2nd place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are now 5-4-1 in their last 10 games and their road record is now 12-7-4 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Sunday (tomorrow), when they visit the Carolina Hurricanes, at 5pm ET.

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